Quotes
Don’t call the world dirty because you forgot to clean your glasses.
  –  Aaron Hill –HpyBdy 1685
Reason gains all people by compelling none.
  –  Aaron Hill –HpyBdy 1685
A friend is one who has the same enemies as you have.
–   Abraham Lincoln  1806 – 1865
A house divided against itself cannot stand.
  –  Abraham Lincoln  1806 – 1865
I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.
  –  Abraham Lincoln 1806 – 1865
We should be too big to take offense and too noble to give it.
  –  Abraham Lincoln 1806 – 1865
All money is a matter of belief.
  –  Adam Smith  1723 – 1790
Happiness never lays its finger on its pulse.
  –  Adam Smith  1723 – 1790
No complaint… is more common than that of a scarcity of money.
  –  Adam Smith  1723 – 1790
The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.
  –  Adam Smith  1723 – 1790
No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.
  –  Aesop  621 BC – 564 BC
Persuasion is often more effectual than force.
  –  Aesop  621 BC – 564 BC
It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
  –  Aesop  621 BC – 564 BC
I think the first duty of society is justice.
  –  Alexander Hamilton  1757 – 1804
Man is a reasoning rather than a reasonable animal.
  –  Alexander Hamilton  1757 – 1804
Real firmness is good for anything; strut is good for nothing.
  –  Alexander Hamilton  1757 – 1804
Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.
  –  Alexander Hamilton  1757 – 1804
Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  –  Alexander Pope  1688 – 1744
Fools rush in where angels fear to tread.
  –  Alexander Pope  1688 – 1744
The worst of madmen is a saint run mad.
  –  Alexander Pope  1688 – 1744
All human wisdom is summed up in two words; wait and hope.
  –  Alexandre Dumas   1802 – 1870
A lie which is half a truth is ever the blackest of lies.
  –   Alfred Lord Tennyson  1809 – 1892
I am a part of all that I have seen.
–  Alfred Lord Tennyson  1809 – 1892
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers.
   –  Alfred Lord Tennyson  1809 – 1892
One must be a wise reader to quote wisely and well.
  –  Amos Bronson Alcott  1799 – 1888
To be ignorant of one’s ignorance is the malady of the ignorant.
  –  Amos Bronson Alcott  1799 – 1888
Wine is valued by its price, not its flavour.
  –  Anthony Trollope  1815 – 1882
I think the greatest rogues are they who talk most of their honesty.
  –  Anthony Trollope  1815 – 1882
A friend to all is a friend to none.
  –  Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC
Bashfulness is an ornament to youth, but a reproach to old age.
  –  Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC
Courage is a mean with regard to fear and confidence.
  –  Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC
Friendship is essentially a partnership.
  –  Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC
Quality is not an act, it is a habit.
  –  Aristotle 384 BC – 322 BC
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order.
  –  Arthur Helps  1813 – 1875
A man’s action is only a picture book of his creed.
  –  Arthur Helps  1813 – 1875
We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
  –  Arthur Helps  1813 – 1875
Experience is the extract of suffering.
  –  Arthur Helps  1813 – 1875
Genius is the recovery of childhood at will.
  –  Arthur Rimbaud  1854 – 1891
Life is the farce which everyone has to perform.
  –  Arthur Rimbaud  1854 – 1891
Compassion is the basis of morality.
  –  Arthur Schopenhauer  1788 – 1860
Politeness is to human nature what warmth is to wax.
  –  Arthur Schopenhauer  1788 – 1860
A single lie destroys a whole reputation of integrity.
  –  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
Better mad with the rest of the world than wise alone.
  –  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
Never have a companion that casts you in the shade.
  –  Baltasar Gracian  1601 – 1658
Fear cannot be without hope nor hope without fear.
  –  Baruch Spinoza  1632 – 1677
Happiness is a virtue, not its reward.
   –  Baruch Spinoza  1632 – 1677
He threatens many that hath injured one.
  –  Ben Jonson  1572 – 1637
There is no greater hell than to be a prisoner of fear.
  –  Ben Jonson  1572 – 1637
Despair is the conclusion of fools.
  –  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
There is no education like adversity.
  –  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
Travel teaches toleration.
  –  Benjamin Disraeli  1804 – 1881
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
  –  Benjamin Franklin  1706 – 1790
A good conscience is a continual Christmas.
  –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
A penny saved is a penny earned.
   –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Absence sharpens love, presence strengthens it.
  –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Anger is never without a reason, but seldom with a good one.
  –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Be slow in choosing a friend, slower in changing.
  –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Wealth is not his that has it, but his that enjoys it.
  –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Necessity never made a good bargain.
  –  Benjamin Franklin 1706 – 1790
Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us.
–  Benjamin Rush  1745 – 1813
Scandal dies sooner of itself, than we could kill it.
  –  Benjamin Rush  1745 – 1813
 The heart has its reasons of which reason knows nothing.
  –  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
All of our reasoning ends in surrender to feeling.
  –  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
Eloquence is a painting of the thoughts.
  –  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
Imagination decides everything.
   –  Blaise Pascal  1623 – 1662
Love the giver more than the gift.
  –  Brigham Young  1801 – 1877
Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.
  –  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.
  –  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
The tongue like a sharp knife… Kills without drawing blood.
  –  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth. 
–  Buddha  567 BC – 484 BC
Secrecy is the first essential in affairs of state.
  –  Cardinal Richelieu  1585 – 1642
I am one of the people who love the why of things.
   –  Catherine II  1729 – 1796
Republics end through luxury; monarchies through poverty.
  –  Charles deSecondat  1689 – 1755
Liberty is the right of doing whatever the laws permit.
   –  Charles deSecondat  1689 – 1755
A day wasted on others is not wasted on one’s self.
  –  Charles Dickens  1812  –  1870
Charity begins at home, and justice begins next door.
  –  Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870
Tis love that makes the world go round, my baby. 
  –  Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.
  –  Charles Dickens 1812 – 1870
We forge the chains we wear in life.
   –  Charles Dickens  1812  –  1870
I could never hate anyone I really know.
   –  Charles Lamb  1775 – 1834
Freedom is a system based on courage.
  –  Charles Peguy  1873 – 1914
Tyranny is always better organized than freedom.
  –  Charles Peguy  1873 – 1914
Above our life we love a steadfast friend.
  –  Christopher Marlowe  1564 – 1593
There is no sin but ignorance.
  –  Christopher Marlowe  1564 – 1593
I wonder if a soldier ever does mend a bullet hole in his coat?
   –  Clara Barton  1821 – 1912
Art is I; science is we.
  –  Claude Bernard  1813 – 1878
It is what we know already that often prevents us from learning.
   –  Claude Bernard  1813 – 1878
And remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
  –  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it.
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.
–  Confucius  551 BC – 479 BC
The mill cannot grind with the water that is past
.  –  Daniel D. Palmer  1845 – 1918
We want a marriage with our customers, not a relationship.
  –  Daniel Drew  1797 – 1879
The boughs that bear most hang lowest.
  –  David Garrick  1717 – 1779
A wise man proportions his belief to the evidence.
  –  David Hume  1711 – 1776
Truth springs from argument amongst friends.
    –  David Hume  1711 – 1776
Business is other people’s money.
  –  Delphine de Girardin  1804 – 1855
Instinct is the nose of the mind.
  –  Delphine de Girardin  1804 – 1855
Skepticism is the first step on the road to philosophy. 
  –  Denis Diderot  1713 – 1784
In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
   –  Desiderius Erasmus  1466 – 1536
Prevention is better than cure.
  –  Desiderius Erasmus  1466 – 1536
All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream.
  –  Edgar Allan Poe  1809 – 1849
We loved with a love that was more than love.
  –  Edgar Allan Poe  1809 – 1849
Education is the cheap defense of nations.
   –  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Example is the school of mankind, and they will learn at no other.
   –  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Toleration is good for all, or it is good for none.
–  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Sin has many tools, but a lie is the handle which fits them all. 
–  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
You can never plan the future by the past.
  –  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
To read without reflecting is like eating without digesting.
   –  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
Give us enough but with a sparing hand.
  –  Edmund Burke  1729 – 1797
In life, as in art, the beautiful moves in curves.
  –  Edward Bulwer-Lytton  1831 – 1891
Where there are many counsellors there is safety.
  –  Edward Coke  1552 – 1634
One threatens the innocent who spares the guilty.
   –  Edward Coke  1552 – 1634
Fanaticism obliterates the feelings of humanity.
   –  Edward Gibbon  1737 – 1794
Style is the image of character.
  –  Edward Coke  1552 – 1634
Our work is the presentation of our capabilities.
   –  Edward Coke  1552 – 1634
I believe in the immortality of all creatures.
   –  Egon Schiele  1890 – 1918
Art is not a thing; it is a way.
   –  Elbert Hubbard  1856 – 1915
Fear is the thought of admitted inferiority.
   –  Elbert Hubbard  1856 – 1915
Human beings lose their logic in their vindictiveness.
  –  Elizabeth Stanton  1815 – 1902
It is impossible for one class to appreciate the wrongs of another. 
  –  Elizabeth Stanton  1815 – 1902
One forges one’s style on the anvil of daily deadlines.
   –   Emile Zola  1840 – 1902
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
   –  Emily Bronte  1818 – 1848
Honest people don’t hide their deeds.
  –  Emily Bronte  1818 – 1848
All philosophy lies in two words, sustain and abstain.
  –  Epictetus  55 BC – 135 AD
Difficulties are things that show a person what they are.
   –  Epictetus  55 BC – 135 AD
Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom.
  –  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
Among mortals second thoughts are wisest.
  –  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
Authority is never without hate.
   –  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
Prosperity is full of friends.
  –  Euripides  480 BC – 406 BC
Silence is the sleep that nourishes wisdom.
  –  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
A prudent question is one-half of wisdom.
   –  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
The worst solitude is to have no real friendships.
  –  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
We cannot command Nature except by obeying her.
  –  Francis Bacon  1561  –  1626
Conceit causes more conversation than wit.
  –  Francois de La Rochefoucauld  1613 – 1680
It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.
–  Frederick Douglass  1818 – 1895
Where the senses fail us, reason must step in. 
–  Galileo Galilei  1564 – 1642
By denying scientific principles, one may maintain any paradox.
   –  Galileo Galilei  1564 – 1642
World history is a court of judgment.
   –  Georg Hegel  1770 – 1831
Avarice is the vice of declining years.
  –  George Bancroft  1800 – 1891
Consequences are unpitying.
  –  George Eliot  1819 – 1880
Money is the sinews of love, as of war.
  –  George Farquhar  1677 – 1707
Happiness and moral duty are inseparably connected.
    –  George Washington  –  1732 – 1799
It is better to be alone than in bad company.
  –  George Washington  –  1732 – 1799
People  tend to believe the bad rather than the good.
  –  Giovanni  Boccaccio  1313 – 1375
Human  it is to have compassion on the unhappy.
   –  Giovanni  Boccaccio  1313 – 1375
I can say what most conductors can’t say; I never ran my train off the track and I never lost a passenger.
  –  Harriet Tubman  1822  –  1913
A little inaccuracy sometimes saves a ton of explanation.
  –  Hector Hugh Munro  1870 – 1916
You cannot feed the hungry on statistics.
   –  Heinrich Heine  1797 – 1856
Common sense is calculation applied to life.
   –  Henri Frederic Amiel  1821 – 1881
In health there is freedom. Health is the first of all liberties.
   –  Henri Frederic Amiel  1821 – 1881
True humility is contentment.
  –  Henri Frederic Amiel  1821 – 1881
Uncertainty is the refuge of hope.
   –  Henri Frederic Amiel  1821 – 1881
Small errors in the former, produce enormous errors in the latter.
   –  Henri Poincare  1854 – 1912
A forest bird never wants a cage.
  –  Henrik Ibsen  1828 – 1906
Castles in the air, are so easy to take refuge in. And so easy to build too.
  –  Henrik Ibsen  1828 – 1906
All this worldly wisdom was once the unamiable heresy of some wise man.
  –  Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
Any fool can make a rule, and any fool will mind it.
   –  Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil.
  –  Henry David Thoreau  1817 – 1862
He that ceaseth to be a friend never was a good one.
  –  Henry George Bohn  1796 – 1884
Poorly paid labor is inefficient labor.
  –  Henry George Bohn  1796 – 1884
There is danger in reckless change, but greater danger in blind conservatism.
  –  Henry George Bohn  1796 – 1884
Compassion will cure more sins than condemnation.
  –  Henry Ward Beecher  1813 – 1887
It is not well for a man to pray cream and live skim milk.
   –  Henry Ward Beecher  1813 – 1887
Our lives are universally shortened by our ignorance.
   –  Herbert Spencer  1820 – 1903
Science is organized knowledge.
  –  Herbert Spencer  1820 – 1903
Force has no place where there is need of skill.
   –  Herodotus  484 BC – 424 BC
Everything in excess is opposed to nature.
  –  Hippocrates  460 BC – 370 BC
Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.
   –  Hippocrates  460 BC – 370 BC
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.
  –  Homer  ??? BC – 850 BC
Laws are spider webs where big flies pass thru and little ones get caught.
   –  Honore de Balzac  –  1799 – 1850
Those who spend too fast never grow rich.
  –  Honore de Balzac  –  1799 – 1850
A picture is a poem without words.
  –  Horace  65 BC – 8 BC
A word once uttered can never be recalled.
  –  Horace  65 BC – 8 BC
Apathy is a sort of living oblivion.
  –  Horace Greeley  1811 – 1872
We often repent of our first thoughts, and scarce ever our second.
  –  Horace Walpole  1717 – 1797
The wisest prophets make sure of the event first.
  –  Horace Walpole  1717 – 1797
By a lie, a man annihilates his dignity as a man.
  –  Immanuel Kant  1724 – 1804
Ingratitude is the essence of vileness.
   –  Immanuel Kant  1724 – 1804
Science is organized knowledge. Wisdom is organized life.
  –  Immanuel Kant  1724 – 1804
Tact is the art of making a point without making an enemy.
  –  Isaac Newton  1643 – 1727
To every action there is an opposed equal reaction.
  –  Isaac Newton  1643 – 1727
We build too many walls and not enough bridges.
  –  Isaac Newton  1643 – 1727
Acquaint yourself with your own ignorance.
  –  Isaac Watts  1674 – 1748
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.
  –  Izaak Walton  1593 – 1683
No man can lose what he never had.
  –  Izaak Walton  1593 – 1683
That which is everybody’s business is nobody’s business.
  –  Izaak Walton  1593 – 1683
Calmness is the cradle of power.
– J. G. Holland 1819 – 1881
What is right and what is practicable are two different things.
  –  James Buchanan  1791 – 1868
I like the noise of democracy.
   –  James Buchanan  1791 – 1868
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
  –  James Russell Lowell  1819 – 1891
Ingratitude is treason to mankind.
  –  James Thomson  1700 – 1748
Peace is the happy natural state of man; war is corruption and disgrace.
  –  James Thomson  1700 – 1748
There are no secrets that time does not reveal.
  –  Jean Racine  1639 – 1699
Justice in the extreme is often unjust.
  –  Jean Racine  1639 – 1699
Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.
  –  Jean-Jacques Rousseau  1712 – 1778
Insults are the arguments employed by those who are in the wrong.
  –  Jean-Jacques Rousseau  1712 – 1778
Conscience is the sentinel of virtue.
  –  Johann Kaspar Lavater  1741 – 1801
A person hears only what they understand.
   –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  1749 – 1832
A useless life is an early death.
   –  Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  1749 – 1832
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
  –  John Acton  1736 – 1811
Liberty is the prevention of control by others.
  –  John Acton  1736 – 1811
Popular applause veers with the wind.
  –  John Bright  1811 – 1889
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor. 
  –  John Churton Collins  1848-1908
More than kisses, letters mingle souls.
  –  John Donne  1572 – 1631
Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.
  –  John Donne  1572 – 1631
Pleasure is none, if not diversified.
  –  John Donne  1572 – 1631
Pains of love be sweeter far than all other pleasures are.
  –  John Dryden  1631 – 1700
My imagination is a monastery and I am its monk.
  –  John Keats  1795 – 1821
It is easier for a tutor to command than to teach.
  –  John Locke  1632 – 1704
What worries you, masters you.
  –  John Locke  1632 – 1704
A day of worry is more exhausting than a week of work.
   –  John Lubbock  1834 – 1913
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
   –  John Lubbock  1834 – 1913
Who overcomes by force, hath overcome but half his foe.
  –  John Milton  1608 – 1674
For what can war, but endless war, still breed?
  –  John Milton  1608 – 1674
Evil prospers when good men do nothing.
  –  John Philpot Curran  1750 – 1817
Beauty is power; a smile is its sword.
  –  John Ray  1627 – 1705
 It is not how much one makes but to what purpose one spends.
  –  John Ruskin  1819 – 1900
In general, pride is at the bottom of all great mistakes.
  –  John Ruskin  1819 – 1900
The world cannot be governed without juggling.
  –  John Selden  1584 – 1654
Wise people say nothing in dangerous times.
  –  John Selden  1584 – 1654
Extremes are dangerous.
  –  Jonathan Mayhew  1720 – 1766
Let us prize our freedom; but not use our liberty for a cloak of maliciousness.
  –  Jonathan Mayhew  1720 – 1766
Men are like the stars; some generate their own light while some reflect the brilliance of others.
  –  Jose Marti  1853 – 1895
Their is no defense against criticism except obscurity.
  –  Joseph Addison  1672 – 1719
We should always consider how much we have more than we want.
  –  Joseph Addison  1672 – 1719
A constitution that is made for all nations is made for none.
  –  Joseph de Maistre  1753 – 1821
Every country has the government it deserves.
  –  Joseph de Maistre  1753 – 1821
Perfection is the child of time.
  –  Joseph Hall  1574 – 1656
Moderation is the silken string running through the pearl chain of all virtues.
  –  Joseph Hall  1574 – 1656
Innocence is always unsuspicious.
  –  Joseph Joubert  1754 – 1824
The aim of argument, or of discussion, should not be victory, but progress. 
–  Joseph Joubert  1754 – 1824
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
  –  Josh Billings  1818  –  1885
Silence is one of the hardest arguments to refute.
  –  Josh Billings  1818  –  1885
Common sense is instinct, and enough of it is genius.
  –  Josh Billings  1818  –  1885
We may brave human laws, but we cannot resist natural ones.
  –  Jules Verne  1828  –  1905
Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom.
  –  Kierkegaard  1813 – 1855
Once you label me you negate me.
  –  Kierkegaard  1813 – 1855
Trouble is the common denominator of living. It is the great equalizer. 
–  Kierkegaard  1813 – 1855
The unspoken word never does harm.
  –  Lajos Kossuth  1802 – 1894
Neutrality, as a lasting principle, is an evidence of weakness.
  –  Lajos Kossuth  1802 – 1894
It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
  –  Leonardo da Vinci  1452 – 1519
Everything’s got a moral, if only you can find it.
  –  Lewis Carroll  1832 – 1898
You must look into people as well as at them.
  –  Lord Chesterfield  1694 – 1773
An injury is much sooner forgotten than an insult.
  –  Lord Chesterfield  1694 – 1773
One can not be just, if one is not humane.
  –  Luc de Clapier  1715 – 1747
The maxims of men reveal their characters.
  –  Luc de Clapier  1715 – 1747
Patience is passion tamed.
  –  Lyman Abbott  1835 – 1922
Love is space and time measured by the heart.
  –  Marcel Proust  1871 – 1922
Nature provides exceptions to every rule.
  –  Margaret Fuller  1810 – 1850
Happiness is not in having much, but in being content with little.
  –  Marguerite Gardiner  1789 – 1849
Superstition is only the fear of belief, while religion is the confidence. 
–  Marguerite Gardiner  1789 – 1849
Prejudices are the chains forged by ignorance to keep men apart.
  –  Marguerite Gardiner  1789 – 1849
Tears may dry up but the heart, never.
  –  Marguerite Gardiner  1789 – 1849
There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness.
  –  Maria Mitchell  1818 – 1889
In youth we learn; in age we understand.
  –  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  1830 – 1916
Whenever two good people argue over principles, they are both right. 
–  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  1830 – 1916
Privilege is the greatest enemy of right.
  –  Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach  1830 – 1916
The lack of money is the root of all evil.
   –  Mark Twain  1835 – 1910
Don’t let schooling interfere with your education.
  –  Mark Twain  1835 – 1910
Nothing good ever comes of violence.
  –  Martin Luther  1483 – 1546
When schools flourish, all flourishes.
  –  Martin Luther  1483 – 1546
Jealousy is the grave of affection.
  –  Mary Baker Eddy  1821 – 1910
Reject hatred without hating.
  –  Mary Baker Eddy  1821 – 1910
None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see.
  –  Matthew Henry  1662 – 1714
It takes two to quarrel, but only one to end it.
  –  Matthew Prior  1664 – 1721
The more we have the less we own.
  –  Meister Eckhart  1260 – 1328
The outward man is the swinging door; the inner man is the still hinge.
  –  Meister Eckhart  1260 – 1328
Ignorance is the softest pillow on which a man can rest his head.
  –  Michel de Montaigne  1533 – 1592
Nothing is so firmly believed as what we least know.
  –  Michel de Montaigne  1533 – 1592
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
  –  Michel de Montaigne  1533 – 1592
Truth will rise above falsehood as oil above water.
  –  Miguel de Cervantes  1547 – 1616
Our hours in love have wings; in absence, crutches.
  –  Miguel de Cervantes  1547 – 1616
The trees that are slow to grow bear the best fruit.
  –  Moliere  1622 – 1673
A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.
  –  Nathaniel Hawthorne  1804 – 1864
A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
  –  Nathaniel Hawthorne  1804 – 1864
Sunlight is painting. Moonlight is sculpture.
   –  Nathaniel Hawthorne  1804 – 1864
Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind.
  –  Nathaniel Hawthorne  1804 – 1864
It is better to be feared than loved, if you cannot be both.
  –  Niccolo Machiavelli  1469 – 1527
Man arrives as a novice at each age of his life.
  –  Nicolas Chamfort  1741 – 1794
Convictions are more dangerous foes of truth than lies.
  –  Nietzsche   1844 – 1900
Fear is the mother of morality.
  –  Nietzsche   1844 – 1900
Shared joys make a friend, not shared sufferings.
  –  Nietzsche   1844 – 1900
Subtlety may deceive you; integrity never will.
  –  Oliver Cromwell  1599 – 1658
Necessity has no law.
  –  Oliver Cromwell  1599 – 1658
A hair divides what is false and true.
  –  Omar Khayyam  1048 – 1131
A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.
   –  Oscar Wilde  1854 – 1900
Consistency is the last refuge of the unimaginative.
  –  Oscar Wilde  1854 – 1900
Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.
   –  Oscar Wilde 1854 – 1900
Familiarity is cruel to beauty but kind to ugliness.
  –  Ouida  1839 – 1908
Take hope from the heart of man and you make him a beast of prey.
  –  Ouida  1839 – 1908
Money is like fire: it is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
  –  P. T. Barnum  1810 – 1891
I know of no way of judging the future but by the past.
  –  Patrick Henry  1736 – 1799
Art is either plagiarism or revolution.
  –  Paul Gauguin  1848 – 1903
I shut my eyes in order to see.
  –  Paul Gauguin  1848 – 1903
The more we study the more we discover our ignorance.
  –  Percy Shelley  1792 – 1822
Suspicion is the cancer of friendship.
  –  Petrarch  1304 – 1374
Love is the crowning grace of humanity.
  –  Petrarch  1304 – 1374
A short cut to riches is to subtract from our desires.
  –  Petrarch  1304 – 1374
When unhappy, one doubts everything; when happy, one doubts nothing.
  –  Philbert Joseph Roux  1780 – 1854
The only disadvantage of an honest heart is credulity.
   –  Philip Sidney  1554 – 1586
Death comes not to the living soul, nor age to the loving heart.
  –  Phoebe Cary  1822 – 1871
In recounting our woes, we often soothe them.
  –  Pierre Corneille  1606 – 1684
A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.
–   Plato  428 BC – 348 BC
A word to the wise is enough.
   –  Plautus  255 BC – 185 BC
Character is simply habit long continued.
  –  Plutarch  46 AD – 120 AD
A great man is always willing to be little.
–   Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
Children are all foreigners.
  –  Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 – 1882
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
  –  Rene Descartes  1596 – 1650
Perfect numbers like perfect men are very rare.
  –  Rene Descartes  1596 – 1650
For every credibility gap there is a gullibility gap.
  –  Richard Cobden  1804 – 1865
A fool flatters himself, a wise man flatters the fool.
  –  Robert Bulwer-Lytton  1831 – 1891
A good heart is better than all the heads in the world.
   –  Robert Bulwer-Lytton  1831 – 1891
Genius does what it must, and talent does what it can.
–   Robert Bulwer-Lytton  1831 – 1891
Suspense is worse than disappointment.
  –  Robert Burns  1759 – 1796
A good conscience is a continual feast.
  –  Robert Burton  1577 – 1640
A quiet mind cureth all.
  –  Robert Burton  1577 – 1640
Never do a wrong thing to make a friend or to keep one.
  –  Robert E. Lee  1807 – 1870
Give to every human being every right that you claim for yourself.
  –  Robert G. Ingersoll  1857 – 1899
Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.
  –  Robert G. Ingersoll  1857 – 1899
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
  –  Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 – 1894
Compromise is the best and cheapest lawyer.
  –  Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 – 1894
He that complies against his will is of his own opinion still.
  –  Samuel Butler  1835 – 1902
In the midst of vice we are in virtue, and vice versa. 
–  Samuel Butler  1835 – 1902
Death and the dice level all distinctions.
  –  Samuel Foote  1720 – 1777
Actions are visible, though motives are secret.
  –  Samuel Johnson  1709 – 1784
He who praises everybody, praises nobody.
  –  Samuel Johnson  1709 – 1784
Language is the dress of thought.
  –  Samuel Johnson  1709 – 1784
No one does anything from a single motive.
   –  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 – 1834
Poetry: the best words in the best order.
   –  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 – 1834
Love is flower like; Friendship is like a sheltering tree.
  –  Samuel Taylor Coleridge  1772 – 1834
A great mind becomes a great fortune.
  –  Seneca  4 BC – 65 AD
A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is. 
  –  Seneca  4 BC – 65 AD
Enjoy present pleasures in such a way as not to injure future ones.
  –  Seneca  4 BC – 65 AD
The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.
  –  Socrates  ? BC – 399 BC
Wisdom begins in wonder.
  –  Socrates  ? BC – 399 BC
A short saying often contains much wisdom.
  –  Sophocles  497 BC – 406 BC
Always desire to learn something useful.
  –  Sophocles  497 BC – 406 BC
Hide nothing, for time sees all, hears all, exposes all.
  –  Sophocles  497 BC – 406 BC
Friendship that can cease is never real.
  –  St. Jerome  347 AD – 420 AD
One can acquire everything in solitude except character.
   –  Stendhal  1783 – 1842
Only great minds can afford a simple style.
  –  Stendhal  1783 – 1842
Pleasure is often spoiled by describing it.
  –  Stendhal  1783 – 1842
Our true passions are selfish.
  –  Stendhal  1783 – 1842
The more one pleases everybody, the less one pleases profoundly.
  –  Stendhal  1783 – 1842
The most practical kind of politics is the politics of decency.
  –  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
I am a part of everything that I have read.
  –  Theodore Roosevelt  1858 – 1919
To love is to admire with the heart; to admire is to love with the mind. 
–  Theophile Gautier  1811 – 1872
Books follow morals, and not morals books.
  –  Theophile Gautier  1811 – 1872
A man has free choice to the extent that he is rational.
   –  Thomas Aquinas  1225 – 1274
Beware of the person of one book.
  –  Thomas Aquinas  1225 – 1274
Not everything that is more difficult is more meritorious.
  –  Thomas Aquinas  1225 – 1274
A man is known by the company his mind keeps.
  –  Thomas Bailey Aldrich  1836 – 1907
Be charitable before wealth makes you covetous.
  –  Thomas Browne  1605 – 1682
Hope is a pleasant acquaintance, but an unsafe friend.
  –  Thomas C. Haliburton  1796 – 1865
Punctuality is the soul of business.
–  Thomas C. Haliburton  1796 – 1865
A loving heart is the beginning of all knowledge.
   –  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
The eye sees what it brings the power to see.
  –  Thomas Carlyle  1795 – 1881
A fool’s paradise is a wise man’s hell!
  –  Thomas Fuller  1608 – 1661
A fox should not be on the jury at a goose’s trial.
  –  Thomas Fuller  1608 – 1661
A lie has no legs, but a scandal has wings.
  –  Thomas Fuller  1608 – 1661
Charity begins at home, but should not end there.
  –  Thomas Fuller  1608 – 1661
A good garden may have some weeds.
  –  Thomas Fuller  1608 – 1661
A moment’s thinking is an hour in words.
  –  Thomas Hood 1799 – 1845
All truth, in the long run, is only common sense clarified.
  –  Thomas Huxley  1825 – 1895
An injured friend is the bitterest of foes.
  –  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
Delay is preferable to error.
  –  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
Do not bite at the bait of pleasure, till you know there is no hook beneath it.
–  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
He who knows best knows how little he knows.
  –  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom.
  –  Thomas Jefferson  1743 – 1826
Came but for friendship, and took away love.
  –  Thomas Moore  1779 – 1852
Character is much easier kept than recovered.
  –  Thomas Paine  1737 – 1809
We secure our friends not by accepting favors but by doing them.
  –  Thucydides  460 BC – 395 BC
History is Philosophy teaching by examples.
  –  Thucydides  460 BC – 395 BC
Common sense is in spite of, not as the result of education.
   –  Victor Hugo  1802 – 1885
Age carries all things away, even the mind.
  –  Virgil  70 BC – 19 BC
As the twig is bent the tree inclines.
  –  Virgil  70 BC – 19 BC
Consider what each soil will bear, and what each refuses.
  –  Virgil  70 BC – 19 BC
A usurper always distrusts the whole world.
  –  Vittorio Alfieri  1749 – 1803
First thoughts are not always the best.
  –  Vittorio Alfieri  1749 – 1803
It is hard to free fools from the chains they love.
  –  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
No snowflake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.
  –  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers.
  –  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
Prejudices are what fools use for reason.
   –  Voltaire  1694 – 1778
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
  –  Walt Whitman  1819 – 1892
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
  –  Walt Whitman  1819 – 1892
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
   –  Walt Whitman  1819 – 1892
Delay in justice is injustice.
  –  Walter Savage Landor  1775 – 1864
There is nothing on earth divine except humanity.
  –  Walter Savage Landor  1775 – 1864
Ambition is but masked avarice on stilts.
  –  Walter Savage Landor  1775 – 1864
Faces that have charmed us the most escape us the soonest.
  –  Walter Scott  1771 – 1832
Never judge a work of art by its defects.
  –  Washington Allston  1779 – 1843
Many know how to flatter, few know how to praise.
  –  Wendell Phillips  1811 – 1884
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
  – William Blake  1757 – 1827
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
  –  William Blake  1757 – 1827
Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
  –  William Cobbett  1763 – 1835
Absence of proof is not proof of absence.
  –  William Cowper  1731 – 1800
Justice delayed is justice denied.
   –  William E. Gladstone  1809 – 1898
The greatest enemy of any one of our truths may be the rest of our truths.
  –  William James  1842 – 1910
True Wisdom is Knowing What to Overlook.
   –  William James  1842 – 1910
Force may make hypocrites, but it can never make converts.
  –  William Penn  1644 – 1718
Less judgment than wit is more sail than ballast.
  –  William Penn  1644 – 1718
Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.
  –  William Penn  1644 – 1718
Whatever you have, spend less.
  –  William Samuel Johnson  1727 – 1819
An overflow of good converts to bad.
  –  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
Expectation is the root of all heartache.
  –  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
I say there is no darkness but ignorance.
   –  William Shakespeare  1564 – 1616
Come forth into the light of things, let nature be your teacher.
  –  William Wordsworth  1770 – 1850
Great wisdom is generous; petty wisdom is contentious.
  –  Zhuangzi  370 BC – 287 BC
Happiness is the absence of the striving for happiness.
  –  Zhuangzi  370 BC – 287 BC
Those who realize their folly are not true fools.
  –  Zhuangzi  370 BC – 287 BC